Category Archives: #WeLoveSantaMonica

Open House: Stewart / Pennsylvania Bike & Pedestrian Project

Please join us at an Open House hosted by City of Santa Monica for the Stewart and Pennsylvania Avenue Bike and Pedestrian Improvement project. There are two dates you can attend, December 14th or December 18th. There is also an interactive map to review and provide comments online. We were excited to give input to help shape the project to date and look forward to community input to help further build a project that will best serve equitable mobility in a safer, healthy and active Santa Monica. Together we can create a safe and friendly community for everyone.

Project Goal:
Walk & Bike Pedestrian improvements for Stewart and Pennsylvania Avenues

This project aims to make improvements that will connect local neighborhoods to transit facilities, bikeways, schools, parks, and employment opportunities. The Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE), Bicycle Action Plan (BAP), Bergamot Area Plan, and Pedestrian Action Plan all identify Stewart Street and Pennsylvania Avenue to include safety enhancements for pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages and abilities. This project plans to implement those improvements.

Project Elements:
•  Add new sidewalks, and pedestrian scale lighting on Pennsylvania Avenue between 26th Street and Stewart Street.
•  Enhance bike facility to a protected bikeway on Stewart Street between Colorado Avenue and Kansas Avenue to accommodate riders of all ages and abilities.
•  Enhance intersections at Stewart/Nebraska and Colorado/Yale.

We encourage you to check out the interactive map to review the project and provide comment.
Upcoming open house information session flyers:
•  Virginia Avenue Park Library Annex Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
•  Edison Language Academy Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Wellbeing Summit 2019

The Wellbeing Summit is a one-day free and interactive event on November 16th, 2019, to spark conversation and action around community wellbeing.
For more on the event, please visit the website.

STEPS TO REGISTER

After you click the “Register” button above, you will:

1. Pick a Session!

  • Morning (10AM-12PM)
  • Midday (12PM-2PM)
  • Afternoon (2PM-4PM)

2. Provide contact information.

3. Select two workshops to attend per Session. See the list of workshops to choose from by flowing the registration link above!

REGISTRATION IS IMPORTANT – HERE’S WHY:

Space is limited in the workshops! The Wellbeing Summit is free and all are welcome. And, attendance is based upon first-to-register basis. Registration confirms your space.

Please arrive 30 minutes before your session to check-in.

Workshop details and event schedule are available at: santamonica.gov/wellbeingsummit.

Kidical Mass: Halloween Edition

KIDICAL MASS: Halloween
A Family Bike Ride for ALL AGES – Kids to Seniors!
Costume Contest

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DATE:    Sunday October 27, 2019
TIME:    9:00 AM – NOON

START:  Reed Park – California Side

Free: Please RSVP HERE

Join Santa Monica Spoke and the City of Santa Monica for Kidical Mass Halloween Ride. 
We will take an “all ages” ride* around the neighborhood North of Wilshire on this regular family friendly event. Prizes and giveaways at the park when we return!

Schedule.
9::00am – 12:00pm
Don’t miss the fun pre-ride activities!

– Check-in, Morning Snacks – (coffee, bagels, juice, and more!), Bike Safety Checks, Helmet Decorating and games!
– ALL AGES Family Ride
– Prizes, plus post ride activities and more snacks after the ride!


* Children must be accompanied and are the responsibility of their parents. Bikes should be in good working condition. Free Safety Checks on site for minor adjustments/repairs. Please use good judgement – ride is on city streets – smaller children should be in a child seat, in a trailer or Tag-a-long……

Don’t have a bike –
You can #RideBreeze!

Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT  A PROBLEM !
Special 20% discount on Rentals at the Santa Monica Bike Center.

COAST is This Sunday, September 15th!

Don’t forget Kidical Mass(ive) Saturday! Global bike ride for the entire family, kids to seniors! Join us at Clover Park starting at 9am!

Sunday is COAST: Santa Monica Open Streets Celebration!!

Come visit our activation on Ocean Ave, just north of the Santa Monica Pier!
We will have lots of FREE fun activities including:
• Free Youth Small Wheels Skills Course! – bring your wheels or borrow one of our bikes
• Bike Safety Checks – air pump, minor repairs!
• Helmet Decorating – always fun!
•. #BikeLocalSM #BuyLocalSM backpack coloring!
• Suffragette Sash Decorating! – with League of Women Voters Santa Monica
•. Sign up to win 1 of 2 FREE Huffy Cruisers!!

On September 15, everyone is invited to this free city celebration of a more people-powered and sustainable Santa Monica where they can showcase their favorite real or imaginary car-free way of getting around. In addition to the two miles of car-free streets filled with roaming musicians, hands-on activities and an assortment of participatory classes, the event will be a pageant of attendees’ creativity.
See more on the event page HERE

WHERE: The event will be held on more than two miles of car-free streets in and around Downtown Santa Monica, including Ocean Ave. from Wilshire Blvd. to Colorado Ave., Colorado Esplanade from 5th St. to and including the Pier, and Main St. from Colorado Ave. to Pier Ave.

Kidical Mass(ive) Global Family Bike Ride this Saturday, Sept. 14th!

Kidical Mass(ive)
September 14th @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SANTA MONICA KIDICAL MASS GOES MASSIVE… AGAIN!
A ride for the entire family – kids to grandparents!

Join us starting at 9am for coffee, juice and morning munchies along with craft activities!! 

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En Español
RSVP email us at RSVP@SMSpoke.org
To volunteer for this or other events email us at Volunteer@SMSpoke.org

Clover Park at 25th & Oak

THE THEME WILL AGAIN BE SWASH BUCKLING PIRATES!
– in Celebration of TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!
Fun of pre- ride activities!! Helmet & LWV Suffragette Sash decorating. You can get pre-decorated for COAST!
• PRIZES for best outfits 

Join us Saturday, September 14th, 2019 for the fifth Santa Monica Kidical Massive, Global Family Bike Event! All ages from kids to seniors!

For the fifth year we’ll be riding and celebrating on the largest “global family bike ride” ever and we’re looking for another great event in 2019! Join us as THOUSANDS of families around the globe go for a bike ride together. We’ll be showing that all people on bikes kids to seniors are traffic too — and that cities that plan for biking for all ages are more livable, healthy, sustainable, profitable, and FUN!

Don’t have a Kid Carrying Bike? NOT  A PROBLEM! Special 20% discount on Rentals at the Santa Monica Bike Center.

More info on the event page HERE